Testimonials

Your presentation on Future Facing Boards at the Leadership Conference for one of our national association clients blew the audience away! It was inspiring, engaging and substantive. Their chapter leaders gave you glowing reviews and national Board members even cited some of your points in their subsequent Board meeting. One leader said you were the best speaker the group has ever had. Great job!

Patricia H. Troy, IOM, CAE, President, Next Wave Group, LLC

Even more than a highly knowledgeable leader in strategic planning and association governance, Robert Nelson is a good listener. He readily adapted to meet our needs and culture. We were very satisfied with his thorough, timely, in budget performance. My Board could not have been more pleased with the process or results.

John Bode, President & CEO, Corn Refiners Association

Robert’s practical, engaging and enjoyable board retreat and strategy sessions have definitely elevated the performance of our Board and organization. Our Board has significantly increased its strategic focus and better understands its role vis-á-vis the chief executive role. Without a doubt, Robert’s expertise and vast governance knowledge has benefited ALFN. As a CEO, I have also personally benefitted from his willingness to share his prior experience as a seasoned association executive and provide advice.

Matt Bartel, President & CEO, American Legal & Financial Network

Thanks so much! You did a phenomenal job designing and facilitating our senior staff retreat. We left with a clear understanding of what differentiates high performing teams from work groups, a road map to build high performance staff teams at ASEE, and the knowledge & skills to make it happen. Also, your ability to energetically engage the staff in productive dialogue as they developed a consensus plan for enhancing the work culture / experience was noted by all.

Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education